HISTORY OF SRI LANKA.
history of Sri Lanka begins with the arrival of Vijaya, an
exiled prince of India. Who with 700 followers made landfall
at Thambapani, now known as Mannar in
Vijaya made Thambapani his capital and ruled
there for 38 years. He was succeeded by his nephew who made
Anuradhapura his capital. Historic city of Anuradhapura
remained the centre of sinhalese kingdom for well over 1000
Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in 307 B.C. by Arahat
Mahinda, the son of emperor Asoka of India during the reign
of king Devanampiyathissa.
This is the most important event in Sri Lankan history as it
set the country on the path of cultural greatness.
beautiful island was ruled by Portuguese, Dutch and the
British. Portuguese were the first to arrive in 1505 and
British the last. Finally the country gained independence in
1948. Sri Lanka became a sovereign republic in 1972, with
membership in the Commonwealth of Nations and the United
Nations Organization. The country has enjoyed a democratic
multi party system ever since.
HERITAGES OF GLORY
civilization of Sri Lanka spans
twenty centuries the
masterpieces of architecture, sculpture
recorded in the historic cities
citadels bears testimony for it.
Significantly this beautiful Island
as many as six cultural
WORLD HERITAGE SITES.
these are located in the area
Two of the
dome shaped buddhist
shrines of Anuradhapura are
after Egypt’s great pyramids
world’s most massive ancient
the 2200-year-old sacred
BO tree is
the oldest tree in the world.
temple of Dambulla, SCULPTURES,
AND MONASTRIES OF
POLONNARUWA ARE IMPRESSIVE
BOUND TO ATTRACT
VISITOR.The stunning 5th
rock fortress, Sigiriya, is
wonder of the world.
set amid mountain
lake, river and royal
Garden is a sanctuary
crafts and culture.
the golden roofed Dalada Maligawa,
of the sacred tooth relic of
Buddha is the main attraction of the
perahara, the annual pageant
glittering spectacle paraded on the
kandy with traditional dancers,
drummers,acrobats and costumed
is one of the most
magnificiant in Asia.
southern port city, Galle,
it’s natural harbour
beautiful surroundings houses
imposing UNESCO world
site the 17th century Dutch Fort.
the country rich in Culture
fascinates every visitor with it’s